leon
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Longest 747 Flight

Mon Mar 26, 2001 1:11 am

What is the longest 747 flight? We plan to fly UA 895 form ORD to HKG. Is that one of the longest? Looks like it from the map. The great circle display show it to be 7793 miles. Also, does anybody know the waypoints, or know a site where I can get them?
 
flyf15
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RE: Longest 747 Flight

Mon Mar 26, 2001 1:57 am

For flights that are flown yearround, both directions, these are the longest:

1. JFK-HKG* (7014nm)
2. LAX-MEL (6891nm)
3. ORD-HKG (6772nm)


*This flight has not yet begun
 
timz
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RE: Longest 747 Flight

Tue Mar 27, 2001 6:36 am

And without those restrictions, it's ATL-JNB.
 
Early Air
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RE: Longest 747 Flight

Tue Mar 27, 2001 8:43 am

El Al flight 106 from LAX-TLV on a 747-400. It is 7,617 miles and the flight is about 15 hours, I have dont it. I think it is the longest non-stop flight any commecial airline offers at the moment.

Rgds,
Early Air
 
America West
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RE: Longest 747 Flight

Tue Mar 27, 2001 9:00 am

My longest flight was fron LHR to JFK on a British Airways 747-400.
 
flyf15
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RE: Longest 747 Flight

Tue Mar 27, 2001 9:00 am

LAX-TLV is 6575nm, quite a long flight! Yet, not the longest.
 
SK A340
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RE: Longest 747 Flight

Thu Mar 29, 2001 5:06 am


Isn't the ELAL flight via JFK?
 
PHLflyer
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RE: Longest 747 Flight

Thu Mar 29, 2001 5:20 am

LY 105 TLV-JFK-LAX
LY 106 TLV-LAX

Only non-stop in one direction.
 
Guest

RE: Longest 747 Flight

Thu Mar 29, 2001 6:06 am

Continental flys EWR-HKG with the 777 which is almost the same flight as UA plans to fly the 747-400 this summer.
 
argento
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RE: Longest 747 Flight

Thu Mar 29, 2001 6:25 am

FRA-EZE-FRA daily flight with 747-400,7139 miles,13 hours flight.
 
Guest

RE: Longest 747 Flight

Thu Mar 29, 2001 6:44 am

China Airlines' TPE-JFK flight is also one of the longest 744 flight. It flies non-stop in eastbound direction during winter.
 
CHRISBA777ER
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RE: Longest 747 Flight

Thu Mar 29, 2001 12:16 pm

Hiya
Correct me if im Wrong, but i think you will find that the Air New Zealand and Qantas flights from LHR/FRA/CDG direct to Australasia are the longest. I know ANZ fly direct to Auckland from London, with their 747-400, and thats got to be longest surely?
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
vulindlela744
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RE: Longest 747 Flight

Thu Mar 29, 2001 2:33 pm

Well, the absolute longest is Atlanta to Johanessburg on South African Airways. It can only go non-stop eastbound.
 
ILOVEA340
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RE: Longest 747 Flight

Thu Mar 29, 2001 3:08 pm

south african 744 from altlkanta to johannesbourg
 
UA865
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RE: Longest 747 Flight

Thu Mar 29, 2001 3:30 pm

UA LAX-HKG 7261
UA ORD-HKG 7793
 
SailorOrion
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RE: CHRISBA777ER

Thu Mar 29, 2001 4:26 pm

Hey there,
No currently available commercial airliner flies Auckland-London nonstop. On a test filght, an A342 once flew CDR-AKL nonstop, but with about 10 pax, no cargo....
We won't see a LHR-AKL for quite some time, since neither the 772LR nor the 345 has the range....
 
LUFC
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RE: CHRISBA777ER

Thu Mar 29, 2001 4:50 pm

ANZ London to Auckland stops in LA.
I'd be interested to know how long the Singapore London flight is if anybody has the info. I'm sure its well over 7k miles.

Regards.
 
BDRules
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RE: Longest 747 Flight

Thu Mar 29, 2001 7:13 pm

i flew QF 747-400 SIN - LHR took 14 1/2 hours. thats about 7000 nm isnt it.

regards BDRules
 
swake
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RE: Longest 747 Flight

Thu Mar 29, 2001 9:42 pm

LHR-SIN is 5870nm or 6755mi. Long but not ultra!
 
LUFC
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RE: Swake

Thu Mar 29, 2001 10:05 pm

Are these flight path or great-circle distances.

Many Thanks in advance.
 
overseasBHX
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RE: Longest 747 Flight

Thu Mar 29, 2001 10:17 pm

I've just come across the fact that QF is beginning a nonstop service between Sydney and Johannesburg, five times a week (leaving Perth-Johennesburg to SA). It must be one of the longest routes.

Another route that is not the longest by any means, but I find quite fascinating is the QF/AR joint venture from Buenos Aires to Sydney via Auckland. It used to stop at Rio Gallegos(Argentina) on the way out, but I've noticed that stop has been withdrawn altogether.

It may be just part of the legend, but it was said that at the start of AR's service (mid 80's?) a surveillance plane used to take off a little afterwards to follow the AR's 747 to spot where it went down just in case it didn't make it to New Zealand!! Oops, I'm drifting away from topic, sorry!!